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Children’s Course Plans for 2021

By Glyn Williams, Wednesday, 24th February 2021 | 0 comments
Filed under: Children's Sailing.

Here's what's planned currently for kids.

We’re glad there’s some optimism for the coming months, however, there’s still plenty of uncertainty. Here’s what we can confirm regarding children’s courses as it stands now.

 

Easter Sailing Courses

We are not going to be running a programme this Easter. Level 5 restrictions remain in place until the 5th of April. At most this would allow us to run a week following Easter, and we’re currently not planning on doing so. Should this change, we’ll certainly let parents know. If this was to happen, we’d only be able to do half days, for example 10am-1pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm time slots.

There will be no 4-6 year old programme this Easter.

 

Summer Sailing Courses – 7-17 years

We are delighted to announce that we will once again be running our Summer Sailing Courses for 7-17 year olds, subject to any regulations. We haven’t opened bookings yet, as the numbers of attendees will depend on the restrictions in place at the time. We are not reserving places, however, you can register to be notified when bookings are due to open by emailing sailing@inss.ie and asking to be added to the “Summer Bookings Notification List”.

The courses will run on the following dates, 9am-5pm daily:

  • Summer Course 1: Tuesday 8th – Friday 11th June
  • Summer Course 2: Monday 14th  - Friday 18th June
  • Summer Course 3: Monday 21st – Friday 25th June
  • Summer Course 4: Monday 28th June – Friday 2nd July
  • Summer Course 5: Monday 5th July – Friday 9th July
  • Summer Course 6: Monday 12th – Friday 16th July
  • Summer Course 7: Monday 19th – Friday 23rd July
  • Summer Course 8: Monday 26th – Friday 30th July
  • Summer Course 9: Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th August
  • Summer Course 10: Monday 9th – Friday 13th August
  • Summer Course 11: Monday 16th – Friday 20th August
  • Summer Course 12: Monday 23rd – Friday 27th August

 

Summer Programme for 4-6 Year Olds – Sea Explorers

Its our firm intention to run a Sea Explorers programme this Summer. As this group is less able to spend all their time outdoors we may have to restrict numbers and the course dates available to operate when Levels allow for activity. This is less certain currently, so we are not yet in a position to give any further information on course dates. You can register to be notified when bookings are due to open by emailing sailing@inss.ie and asking to be added to the “Summer Bookings Notification List”.

 

Junior Club – Spring/Summer Term

We will recommence the Junior Club Saturday Sailing when outdoor children’s sports training is allowed. This may be as early as after the 5th of April, however, as the announcement has not yet been made we are not opening bookings for this.

Please note, the first 4 weeks of the re-started Junior Club will be limited to sailors from the November/December mini-term only, as this group has been working with us in some of the highest restriction levels so far and are used to the procedure. We will examine opening bookings further once we have an idea of how many of the group want to take up places, however, just because a number do not take places does not mean we will open the “free” spaces up. It is a separate judgement call we will be making on the suitability of the level of restrictions and getting sailors who have not yet operated within the procedure up to speed.

 

Dinghy Instructor Training Programme

The planned instructor courses at Easter can now no longer proceed. As the group have not been sailing since early December, we want to include a period of sailing prior to the pre-entry assessment. A new plan is being developed and will be communicated with the candidates and their parents directly.

 

Further Questions…

If you’ve any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re working remotely, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Please note, telephone calls are being answered but we’ve significantly reduced capacity, so if it’s possible to email us that would really help us out.

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